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The Girl with No Name Audiobook

The Girl with No Name

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Publisher's Summary

Thirteen-year-old Lisa escapes from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport and arrives in England in August 1939. She can't speak a word of English, and among her meagre belongings is one precious photograph of her family. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is.

The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war in full swing, what will become of Lisa now?

©2016 Diney Costeloe (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A powerful and moving account of the brutality of war itself." (Tony Benn on The Lost Soldier)

"This book bears powerful witness to a grave injustice." (Martin Bell on The Lost Soldier)

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    lily 02-23-17
    lily 02-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Repetitive."

    The narrators London accent of the characters was incredibly annoying and her German accent for that matter. Extremely repetitive and would explain everything to the T no room for your own imagination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Patricia G Prince
    8/31/16
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    "Don't miss it."

    Costeooe captures the emotional rollercoaster of one girls life and bringsntomlife the realities of war torn Britian.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • J L CRIDGE
    9/14/16
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    "Girl with no name!"

    This is a very good book...I was kept interested all the way through! The narrator is very good and portrayed all the characters with different voices which added greatly to the enjoyment of the story.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • cecilia stewart
    10/1/16
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    "Perfect read"

    There has been so many books written about WW2 which I always enjoy,but This Book had something else to offer would recommend

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    9/24/16
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    "A fabulous listen"

    I loved listening to this book, with all its twists & turns. I really didn't want it to end

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    2/17/17
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    "Powerful read"
    What did you like most about The Girl with No Name?

    I enjoyed the whole story.Characters were well thought out.
    I could imagine myself to be there.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The end


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Katerina
    2/16/17
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    "Brilliant story"

    Excellent story, rich and well narrated. All characters so genuine, fantastic story line. well done

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Maria
    Farnham, United Kingdom
    2/4/17
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    "Fab"

    I really enjoyed this book and it had a great story set in the Second World War.
    The narrator bought it alive with her different voices.
    A fab listen. Really recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dave
    2/3/17
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    "brilliant story"

    loved everything about the book. couldn't stop listening to it. the voice was good too

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/16/17
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    "Fantastic!!!"

    Wow! What can I say??? What a beautiful, tragic but heart warming story, the Throw away children by Diney Costeloe was excellent & this one was just as or even more so....
    Brilliant narration by Bea Holland also & I just couldn't stop listening to this extraordinary story of Lisa/Charlottes life.
    I highly recommend The girl with no name, I'm only sorry that I have finished it now & wait with anticipation to listen to another Diney Costeloe novel......ENJOY!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ingrid
    Norway
    11/28/16
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    "I just loved it"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl with No Name the most enjoyable?

    The love, grief, happiness, all it's twist and turns. Great WW2 book. Can't say to much don't want to spoil anything :-)


    What other book might you compare The Girl with No Name to, and why?

    The English Girl. Not the same, but still a lot of the same


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I really had a problem with putting it down


    Any additional comments?

    Just read it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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